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macrophage migration inhibitory factor

A 25-kD proinflammatory lymphokine, produced by T cells in response to antigenic stimulus, which inhibits macrophage migration.

Gene
MMIF is encoded by MIF on chromosome 22q11.23.

Activities
Cell-mediated immunity, inflammation and regulation of macrophage function in host defence by suppressing the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids.
 
Mechanism
Increases intracellular cAMP, polymerises microtubules, stops macrophage progression.

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Nursing faculty and instructors were asked whether they knew of the JIF and, if they did, were asked to define the JIF in their own words.
5) However, others state that the JIF and citation counts are misconstrued and can be misused as measures of scientific quality.
Practitioners usually know which journals give them useful information and which do not; they do not need the JIF to make their decisions.
Even though the JIF is only a measure of a journal's average citation frequency, it has become a proxy method for assessing scientific value and is being widely misused to assess individual scientists and research institutions, said the DORA framers.
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The article mostly focuses on the use of paper counts and the JIF to evaluate scientific research in Lithuania.
Esta base de datos es anualmente utilizada por el SCI para establecer el calculo del JIF para cada revista y lo publica en el Journal Citation Report[R] (JCR).
Chairman of JIF Jawad Hadid said in a press release that such agreements aim at enhancing local insurance markets and exchanging expertise, information and legislation of insurance operations and technical applications between Jordan and the signing countries
Chairman of JIF Jawad Hadid in a press release said that such agreements aim at enhancing local insurance market and exchanging expertise, information and legislation of insurance operations and technical applications between Jordan and the signing countries.
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HumZingers, Billington's, Forest Feast, Fruit Flakes, Jane Asher and Jif all ran promotional deals, with HumZingers's promotions making up just under 10% of the total promotional activity for the category.
This incubator is also available to other startups that may wish to locate within our City, irrespective of whether they receive any of these JIF funds, and is managed through a cooperative agreement with the local Chamber of Commerce.